PostgreSQL Migrations & Upgrades
End Point developers have many years of experience with PostgreSQL deployment, migrations, and upgrades.
Put End Point’s PostgreSQL Migration & Upgrade experts to work for you!
Upgrading older PostgreSQL versions
Like all software, older versions of PostgreSQL eventually reach end-of-life status and are no longer supported. Your applications may need updates to be compatible with newer versions of PostgreSQL. A continuing upgrade plan is important for any system, and End Point engineers can help you plan and execute a smooth PostgreSQL upgrade. We also help our clients with those periodic, and always important, security and bug fix releases.
Custom-built PostgreSQL deployment packages
End Point can build custom PostgreSQL packages to suit any special needs you may have. The most popular open source operating systems include standard PostgreSQL packages that are suitable for most situations. However, some of our clients have needed a custom-built version of PostgreSQL with different compile options, linking against special versions of 3rd-party software (Perl, Python, PHP, etc.), including modifications developed locally or by the community, or to install to a nonstandard location. At End Point we have supported our clients’ needs with specialized PostgreSQL RPM packages deployed via Yum repositories, taking the pain out of custom PostgreSQL deployment.
Migration from legacy character sets to Unicode
The emergence of Unicode as the new standard for character set encoding has simplified storing, processing, and exchanging data between systems. But getting your systems migrated from legacy encodings to Unicode can be a challenge. In PostgreSQL, storing text in the Unicode UTF-8 encoding ensures that each character is valid. But this can introduce problems when your database or application raise new errors about invalid data being submitted. End Point has years of experience dealing with the transition from legacy encodings to UTF-8 and getting your applications and databases to the Unicode promised land.
Migrations from other databases (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL) to PostgreSQL
Many businesses are moving away from more expensive or less capable database systems to PostgreSQL. Although the SQL standard provides some consistency between databases, migrating from one system to another is rarely a straightforward process.
End Point engineers are well-versed in both modern and older database management systems, whether proprietary or open source. We have experience navigating the complexities that arise during these migrations, and can help you move to the world’s most advanced open source database quickly and with a minimum of interruption to your business.
Even with the best hardware on the market, things can go wrong. You may have state-of-the-art servers with redundant power supplies, multiple network interfaces, and multi-path disk controllers in front of a high-speed SAN, but fire, lightning strike, theft, and other disasters are risks that can take a critical database server offline and cause your business to grind to a halt.
End Point can help you recover. We can help you rebuild on new servers, whether your own, leased dedicated servers, or cloud instances. We’ll recreate your PostgreSQL setup, restore the data from your backup, and set up any security, special configuration, and other software needed to get your database services working again.